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A few years back I started collecting and semi-painting models again. I've always loved 40k and 6th Edition Pre-apostrophe Tau rules had come out. I had a few Forgeworld battlesuits lying about so thought it might be fun to create an army of mostly Crisis-suits. Mostly...

Well that idea turned into a characteristically incomplete Farsight Enclaves type affair which I managed to play a fair few games with and had loads of fun. The plog for that can be found here:

https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/634794.page

Part way through that project I decided to start sourcing models and ideas for the complete opposite – a Tau Cadre that was almost exclusively infantry; with just a smattering of vintage XV15 Stealth Battlesuits. The aim is to use the classic Tau ochre colour scheme but to make it look a little more naturalistic and worn. Initially I had planned a MTP coloured digi-cam for fatigues and vehicles details but gave up pretty quickly as I knew it meant the models would never see the table! Unless noted I tend to use Citadel paints. As usual I am cutting corners galore as my goal is just to get a playable force painted for games…

Here are some progress shots of the first Strike Team:

I don’t bother undercoating these – just a spray base of Citadel Zandri Dust. Fatigues and non-armour plated areas then have a wash of Citadel Agrax and then armour is line shaded with Citadel Nuln Oil. I accidentally bought Agrax gloss which is apparently a thing these days. The effect isn’t right but I used it anyway. I panted the weapons on this team with Valejo’s famously shiny Game Colour Black. I won’t be using it again for weapons.

Here’s the team with highlights of Citadel Ushabti Bone and some Warpstone Glow and Meph Red for lenses. I think I just used Balthazar Gold for the Gyro-like bits on the guns which people tend to paint gold. The rocks on the base are just made from wood chips from a children’s play park. Assuming you don’t have one of your own, I would recommend borrowing a small child when you go out collecting these.

Here’s the Strike Team with a bit more detail and lighting.

I’ve added some sponge weathering here. A 50/50 mix of Citadel XV88 and black. Applied with a Vintage 1990’s bit of blister pack foam!

I made up a squad marking to put on all their right pads with white paint.

Team Leaders will have a little white stripe down their left pads.

Chuck on some static grass (thanks Randy McStab) and they’re good to go!

I have three Strike Teams and two Breacher Teams made up. You might notice they are a mixture of old and new kits. I’ve also shared out the Breacher heads and backpacks to give the teams a more organic, less uniform look.

Thanks for looking. More to come soon...


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I had obtained four devilfish/tank hulls over the last few years and wanted a 5th for this project. I ‘won’ a cheap Ebay 2nd hand hull which had been gleefully plastered in orange and purple paint. It was cemented together and thus too large to strip.

I tried to address mold lines and glue melt and resigned myself to hitting it with about a million coats of thinned Zandri Dust to try and glaze out the bright colours underneath without killing even more of the detail. But as this only cost a few quid off Ebay I’m not too fussed. This would also be the first vehicle I’ve for over a decade…


The hull after a Zandri spray and then maybe five or six coats. Unfortunately I can’t find the photo I took of it beforehand. It was a mess. As this was a Devilfish now destined to be a Gunship, I snipped off the chin burst cannon and stuck on a Crisis Suit shield generator. We can pretend it’s a RADAR of something.

I was doing this as 8th Ed was seeping out. As you can see it started life as a Skyray. Then I had a chance to read the Skyray entry in Index Xenos 2…

...so it quickly became a Railhead. Unfortunately I missed a few stages here as I barely have time to paint these days let alone take photos. The ‘black’ areas are actually based with Valejo Model Colour Dark Bluegrey and then washed with Nuln Oil. This is something new I tried as a lazy way of adding depth to black areas. I’m fine with the results.

Between panels are shaded with Agrax and then the model has a highlight of Ushabti Bone. As per my infantry lenses are done with Warpstone Glow and Meph Red although I think in this case I used a base of Castellan Green to give the viewports a bit more depth.

Transfers are from the old Tau sheet and then scratched up with a blunt craft knife and then matt varnished to remove some of the shine.

The turret and gun are done in much the same way. I added sponge weathering to make it pop.

And here he is complete! ‘Good enough for government work’ as they say.

Some group shots of the two units I’ve finished:



Thanks again for looking. Next I’m painting a Breacher Team...

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Nice, simple techniques giving really good results. Right up my street.

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Nice looking Tau and one of the best usernames I've encountered.
Keep up the good work.

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Man I love the low-contrast look. Rare you get it on Tau and it looks really good

You know what would look triple-a awesome? Some light weathering with Rhinox Hide roughly drybrushed on exposed edges...

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Huginn wrote:Nice, simple techniques giving really good results. Right up my street.


Thank you Huginn. That's the idea - I've about 2K points of infantry and armour for this project and 0 points of time and patience so hopefully it'll all come together on the table.

DaemonJellybaby wrote:Nice looking Tau and one of the best usernames I've encountered.
Keep up the good work.


Thanks!

Ynneadwraith wrote:Man I love the low-contrast look. Rare you get it on Tau and it looks really good

You know what would look triple-a awesome? Some light weathering with Rhinox Hide roughly drybrushed on exposed edges...


Thank you - these guys are all sponge weathered with a sludgy browny colour (I think it goes without saying that I've posted some terrible quality photos so a fair bit of detail is lost). I try to avoid drybrushing anything non-organic as I'm not keen on the result. I'll deffo try some Rhinox weathering for the next unit though.

   
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Bristol!

Glad to see you start this, I've been badgering him for a while. I really like the clean finish you get on these guys.

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 RandyMcStab wrote:
Glad to see you start this, I've been badgering him for a while. I really like the clean finish you get on these guys.


Thanks dude! The nagging really does help x

Hello I’ve managed to put some time into the first of two Breacher Teams over the last few weeks so here’s an update. The process of course is much the same as for the Strike Team above but hopefully a bit cleaner and more refined now. Here’s the team built and under/base coated:

This team is a mixture of old and new Fire Warrior parts. I only bought one box of the lovely new Fire Warriors and managed to build two teams of Strikers and one team of Breachers out of them by using loads of bits from the squishy old kits. As with the Strike Team I am mixing up the two different types of helmets and shoulder pad as I like the way it looks. I also don’t like the Breacher back packs with their funny little sticky-out bits so all of these were cut off and the pack itself flipped 180 so that the pulse magazines were all the same way up. The little field amplifiers were cut off and added to the belts of each Shas to help them get their sweet invulnerable save in-game.

Here’s the team with the weapons etc. based with Valejo Dark Blue/Grey:

Fatigues then have a wash of (matt) Agrax…

Apologies for the terrible photos – I have to move my kit around a lot and only get to work in the middle of the night. Also my video card died a few weeks ago so I’m slumming it on integrated graphics.

At this stage the team is base coated and inked (Nuln Oil for armour plates). The weapons and kit are also washed with Nuln to darken the grey and give them some shade:






The next stage is armour highlights with Ushabti Bone and after that we’re onto the home stretch.

In other news Randy McStab and I finally managed to have our first game of 8th Edition (and also christened his lovely new home with the blood of Xenos). It was great fun, very tense and extremely bloody versus his Guard at 1.5k points (*how* many infantry??). We left it as a draw at the end of turn 4.

There were no plans to batrep it but I did catch a few snaps of the action (thanks also to Alex Kolodotschko for donating the terrain to our Randy):





That’s all for now. Thanks as always for looking at this.

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Bristol!

They are coming on really well, you got more snaps than me, I only got a few of the set up. I will post them on my Blog, the lighting (for the game) was bad for pics but the board and terrain look good. There was 92 infantry....over half of which died :(

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 RandyMcStab wrote:
They are coming on really well, you got more snaps than me, I only got a few of the set up. I will post them on my Blog, the lighting (for the game) was bad for pics but the board and terrain look good. There was 92 infantry....over half of which died :(


If a guardsmen is not dying for the Emperor, he’s not doing his job.

Nice looking Tau. I’ve always liked the look of their tanks and infantry, but almost everything you see fielded is suits. Nice to see the “normal” Tau represented.

They could use a touch more weathering. Some sucking chest wounds usually look good on xenos.


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Now that’s the right amount of weathering.

If you are tired of those flimsy flight stands holding up your tanks, you could replace them with a SM scout affixing a melta bomb to the underside of the vehicle, or some guys with thunderhammers around the edges.

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Alex Kolodotschko wrote:Just checking in.


Thanks Alex - I feel safer already. Lets get a game/drink in soon?

Nevelon wrote:Now that’s the right amount of weathering.

If you are tired of those flimsy flight stands holding up your tanks, you could replace them with a SM scout affixing a melta bomb to the underside of the vehicle, or some guys with thunderhammers around the edges.



Well I'm considering cutting out the middle man and just remodelling my entire army as casualities/wrecks to save time.

Over the last few weeks getting some painting time has been a battle. However thanks to Mrs Crisis Suit going away to visit friends overnight, and Baby Crisis Suit crashing for a two hour nap, I’ve finally managed to get the highlighting and squad markings done on yon Breacher Team…


Here is the Shas’Ui; as you can see he has a Pulse Pistol under his pack for ‘close encounters’ (despite the fact he is also carrying a super-destructive alien shotgun). I actually built my Breacher ‘Uis with pistols well before 8th Edition just for flavour but he’s actually allowed to fire it now,

This is an example of the trimmed and flipped Breacher backpacks which I have shared out amongst my infantry teams. I think they blend in fine.



A few more pics of the Shas’La – Squad markings are bit scrappy but any kind of freehand is new to me. I’m trying my best and will hopefully improve over time.


The ever-faithful Guardian Drone. Again I’m not super happy with the quality of unit markings but It’ll be fine to have games with. I’m not even sure if this guy will see the table for a while. Breachers will continue to be a critical element of my force but probably don’t need a 5++.

And finally a group shot (there’s nine Breachers in the team).

So onto the final few tasks next – weathering, basing and then a little highlight on the gold weapon gyros.

Thanks for looking – advice is always appreciated and sometimes even taken .
   
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Bristol!

Looking really nice, I think your photos could be brighter to help show off the dudes. Look forward to shooting at them.

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Nice looking Tau. Freehand looks good to me, don't be so hard on yourself.

I haven't looked that closely at the new tau rules, but why wouldn't you want the 5++ from the drone? Sure, it won't help getting mowed down from bolters, but would help you live vs. anything nasty sent at them.

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RandyMcStab wrote:Looking really nice, I think your photos could be brighter to help show off the dudes. Look forward to shooting at them.


Cheers. I know right? I've been reading some photo tutes and messed with camera phone settings. Think I'll have another go later. I'm actually really pleased with how this team has come out so do want to show them off properly.

Nevelon wrote:Nice looking Tau. Freehand looks good to me, don't be so hard on yourself.

I haven't looked that closely at the new tau rules, but why wouldn't you want the 5++ from the drone? Sure, it won't help getting mowed down from bolters, but would help you live vs. anything nasty sent at them.


Thanks Nev. Most nasty stuff *should* be pointed elsewhere. If the Breachers aren't in thier ride they should be in cover with a 3+ and/or getting charged. He costs the same as a gun drone which has bare dakka.
   
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I managed to get the Breachers done – sponge weathered with Rhinox Hide as recommended by a kind poster on this thread. It works and means I don’t have to mix my own gunk.

I have tried to get some better photos this time, and also used Dakka’s auto adjustment because I think the colours looked a little richer. You be the judge etc.

The team:











And as an added boner, some re-shots of what I had finished previously:

Strike Team...



Railhead…


And some drone objective markers…


Finally, I’ll be doing a Devilfish next (for my Breacher Team to drive about in). Built a year or so ago, I even went to the effort to magnetise the side hatches. I then got bored of having an elastic band wrapped around it during games so glued the hull together. I imagine I’ll just paint the inside of the doors now.



Inside there is a Pulse Blaster, Pulse Pistol and a Bombay Badboy(TM). Note also the ensmallended Chin Burst Cannon. The stock gun makes it too front heavy I think (although apparently I stole the idea off someone else).

Cheers then x
   
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Bristol!

Photos are much better and are doing justice to your efforts. Tau dudes are looking really nice.

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Have to say I love the paint jobs. I am still figuring out how to do highlights/shadows properly. I have a couple of shaded washes (black and umber) but getting them to *only* shade the crevices is mostly a pain.

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RandyMcStab wrote:Photos are much better and are doing justice to your efforts. Tau dudes are looking really nice.


Cheers! I'm off to buy a daylight bulb for a second lamp tomorrow. Hopefully this will improve things further.

Niiru wrote:Have to say I love the paint jobs. I am still figuring out how to do highlights/shadows properly. I have a couple of shaded washes (black and umber) but getting them to *only* shade the crevices is mostly a pain.


Thanks mate. I think the most valuable (painting) lessons I've learned this year are to just paint and don't let things not being perfect put you off, avoid the temptation to drown all the model's surfaces in a shade wash, and use a really really tiny brush for everything.

Oh and obviously paint everything multiple times but with really watered down paint
   
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Hi all. It’s been a month since an update but I’ve been chipping away at my T’au in 20 minute sessions when real life permits. I’ve made a bit of progress on the Devilfish and also done a few other bits and bobs. Also got in a game (or two?) with some buddies – but more on that later. Behold…

I decided to make bases for my hover tanks. I ordered a handful of ghostkeel-sized lazor mdf bases from a shop called ‘Troll Trader’ off Ebay. The toll was not unreasonable. Using PVA I glued on a low flying base and some bark…

Next I glued on some fine sand and painted with XV88 and Mechanicus Standard Grey. Would you play me if...

The whole thing is then washed with thinned Abaddon Black and then drybrushed with XV88, Mech Gray and then Admin Gray. Add some tufts and static grass and they are done…



The Devilfish has now been base coated, panel-lined with Agrax and then (mostly) tidied up. The dark gray areas have a heavy wash of Nuln Oil as usual…


The interior just had a rough wash of Agrax just for some definition. It’s obviously not a display piece so I doubt I’ll be opening the hatches again once he’s finished. But at least * I * know there’s a gun in there…


Engines…

Drones...


The hull is now almost ready for highlighting so must of the laborious work is complete. As you can see there is still tidying to do on its rear end…



Fingers crossed the next update will see this complete as I am sick of the sight of it on my desk.

I was also able to play a 1.5K game against infrequent Dakka poster Mephistoned a few weeks ago. I think it was a ‘The Scouring’ and despite three turns of what felt like a massacring by my Infantry supported by a Riptide the game actually ended in a draw on account of the clutch objective being held by a stealth team but contested/won by a few Tacs in a Rhino thanks to their fancy new objective secured. To Mephistoned’s credit it was his second game of 8th and he’d not had an opportunity to delve much into the new rules and tweak his favourite units.

Once again a stealth team proved to be incredibly durable and for some reason I keep rolling sixes to wound with my Railgun. In this game I managed to shoot through three Death Company with a single Railgun shot (always been a dream of mine) and even scored the mythical five markerlights on a unit. Obviously that unit was Scouts. I know on Dakka Riptides are rubbish but with a Heavy Burst, SMS and an extra -1AP it really pulled it’s weight and held the flank versus a load of heavy weapons and dedicated assault units.

Fingers crossed I’ll be playing a 2K game next week versus the usual suspects who will have an allied Blood Angel and Ultramarine force. Hashtag living the dream etc.

Thanks.

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Bristol!

Those look great I like the bases too. I look forward to seeing him done with all insignia and that. Are you leaving it factory fresh or doing weathering?

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Many thanks. As this is Breacher One's 'Fish I was gonna go all out with the weathering to represent all the tank charges and overwatching melta gun hits.
   
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I done a Devilfish.

It's finished now and here are some photos of the process over the last three weeks...

Here it is base coated and mostly edge highlighted. I've got three other hulls built and under coated for this project. I think if I hadn't already built them then I'd be doing sub assemblies as getting a stable position to edge highlight onto the bigger models is an arse.




A few shots of the markings/transfers process. For everything bar the gun drones I’m using the old Tau waterslide sheet. The symbols on the nose and hatches are meant to match the team marking on the Breacher Team I did before this. Well it’s a close approximation. Each of the vehicles will have a little bit of T’au gobbledegook on the canopy which is meant to be the pilot’s name. This one probably translates to ‘Husker’. I’m using Vallejo matt varnish to fix the transfers. It still leaves a bit of shine but once you’ve done a bit of weathering it’s not really noticeable. At this point I also brushed a coat of matt varnish onto the sharp edges of the model – particularly the black areas. Model Colour Dark Blue/Grey is not a hard wearing paint and I’m forever scratching the edges down to the spray undercoat as I’m rotating it to paint.



And so the weathering is done. I usually have a bit of a tidy up with the base colour (Zandri Dust in this case) once I’ve gone over it with a sponge. If you can keep the weathering following the edge highlight closely, you get that nice ‘micro-detailing’ thing going on which is great for a sense of scale. Probably went a bit overboard on this chap but it’s all just practice I suppose.

I’m leaving lenses and any metallics until the very last on these so that those areas do not get weathered. My rule is – anything that is looked through (like a viewport) is Castellan Green dulled with a wash, then Castellan again, and then Warpstone Glow with pure white for any reflecty bits. Targeting lens type things are Mephistoned Red with a dark wash and then blended up with Flash Gitz Yellow (i.e. the yellow I just happen to have within reach). Anyway…






So there you have it. I’m glad this one is finally done. I doubt it really took up many painting hours rather my time at the desk is limited so it just feels like a total slog. No Sept symbols to be seen so I can choose the cheesiest ‘chapter tactic’ when the book finally comes out (-1 to hit maybe ). Only joking – all the markings are white so the whole army will obviously be from T’au itself!

Thanks for looking and I hope you like. I promise the next unit is going to be a different colour.

p.s. - Bonus glamour shot illustrating the whole reason for this vehicle’s existence – chucking a team of Breachers up the table to die in a blaze of glory…
   
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Bristol!

Looking really good, I like how the last shot shows the magnetised and hinged access points. The weathering works really nicely with the otherwise clean look. I look forward to seeing more.

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TheEldanariPrince wrote:Really nice Tau, will be following.

Thanks very much!

RandyMcStab wrote:Looking really good, I like how the last shot shows the magnetised and hinged access points. The weathering works really nicely with the otherwise clean look. I look forward to seeing more.

Cheers as always for your patronage Randy. Here is some more...

Last year I grabbed 13 *WHITE METAL!* XV15 Stealth Battle Suit models off Ebay. Most of them needed stripping (I used Dettol) and all of them needed serious de-burring and mould line removal. When I was conceiving the Infantry Cadre I realised that I would need Elites (which at the time were all battle suits) and as I was eschewing anything heavy, it seemed like the lightweight vintage stealth suits would fit the theme well.

As of 8th edition I was chuffed as not only did the stealth teams get a statline buff, they also retained their ‘infantry’ status via keyword unlike all the heavier Tau units. So far they’ve been great in games so were moved up the painting list…


Here are six of the models mostly ‘raw’. I’ve snipped the base slots ready for mounting on 32mm bases and you can also see where I’ve sawed off one of the cannons to dry fit a fusion bastard.





The toughest job here was to make a converted fusion operator using a steadied cannon model rather than the usual ‘gun in the air’ XV15 which tends to be used for this purpose (I have one of those as well and didn’t want to duplicate). Lots of careful snipping and razor-sawing was required to make a cavity for the blaster. The blaster itself (from the old XV8 kit) had to be chopped about also so it slotted in to the cavity.



Once the other bits and bobs were done I finished it off with a bit of scrappy greenstuffing!


32mm bases here – just some cork board this time. As the stealth teams were to be my only elite units I wanted them to stand out from the normal basing style of my basic infantry.


The other bits and bobs mentioned were attempts at making kit and ammo boxes clipped to the teams’ armour. I also omitted the big antennae on the jet packs and will use a few of these later to represent drone controllers. The little targetty things on the side of the helmets are optics snipped from fire warrior pulse weapons. There are some really good examples of this online so I stole the idea.


Here’s a max sized fusion team ready for paint…



...however I’ve picked out just a five man team to paint as this is how I’ve been fielding it of late.

Painting-wise the plan is to do them predominately green/olive drab with black weapon bits and under armour. I may apply some triangle cammo to larger areas but I might be too scared. This leads us to my conundrum - I can’t decide which green to use for the base armour. I’m stuck between (Citadel Base) Death World Forest or Castellan Green…


Here’s a comparison snap with some hastily painted shoulder pads. I’ve stuck a drone in between them as that’s the majority colour of the army and it would be good if the stealth teams compliment the larger force. Right now I’m liking Death World as it pops a little more and looks less… Cadian.


I’d be grateful to hear anyone else’s opinions before the base coating begins.

Thanks for looking – I hope to have another update very soon!

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Bristol!

I like the Castellan as it looks more varied than the other green which you might find too similar to the base army colour (though you might want that).

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Right behind you.

It's horrifying to see those poor XV15s mistreated like that!
The conversions look good though.

Regarding the green, have you considered using Death Guard Green? Or maybe looking at some other colors?

Stormvermin Fur, for example, when painted over black looks closer to an olive grey than it does black/brown.


Also, the whole army looks great. Gonna be watching this thread...

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